During the recent economic downturn, Fastco Industries has adopted a strategy of market diversification. One of the markets that Fastco has targeted for the next 3-5 years is the aerospace fasteners market. One of the first significant steps in preparing for entry into this market is AS-9100 registration. Earlier this year, Fastco Industries signed a letter of intent for AS-9100 registration. Fastco’s audit is currently schedule for March, 2011. Fastco’s AS-9100 is being led by Nicole Symon, the company’s management representative, and James Wolters, Vice President of Quality and Engineering.